In Memoriam 1942 – 2013 “Roger Ebert loved movies.”

RogerEbert.com

Thumb hustlers poster

Hustlers

Seeing Lopez’s best screen work since her early heyday of Selena and Out of Sight isn’t the only reason to check out writer/director Lorene Scafaria’s…

Other Reviews
Review Archives
Thumb xbepftvyieurxopaxyzgtgtkwgw

Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

Other Reviews
Great Movie Archives
Other Articles
Blog Archives
Primary cannesvideo

Cannes 2015: How Being Festival Jurors Changes Filmmakers

When a filmmaker like Joel Coen or Xavier Dolan heads a jury as prestigious as the Cannes Film Festival, is he taking on more of the role of the film critic than the filmmaker? In essence, isn't he judging one film against another in the same way that critics pick films to recommend or choose the best of the year? And how does analyzing and discussing film on a jury impact the way they approach the art form in the future? These questions were raised at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and we have video to share of their response along with an insightful article by Jason Gorber, who writes: 

Advertisement

"So is Joel then correct in saying he’s not a film critic per-se when he’s president of a Jury? Given that deliberations are behind closed doors rather than on the page, in some ways the Coens and their fellow jurors have an advantage over most who have to defend their point of view in the body of a review. The jury declares a winner in a given category with a few choice and positive adjectives and lets that stand. In that way, some would argue, awarding the Palme d’Or is the ultimate capsule review – pithy, provocative, yet definitive."

RogerEbert.com Cannes 2015 Jury on Being Honorary Film Critics from The Mint on Vimeo.

Popular Blog Posts

Ebert's Most Hated

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sometimes, Roger Ebert is exposed to bad movies. When that happens, it is his duty -- if not necessari...

Venice 2019: Roman Polanski's J’Accuse

A review of the new film by Roman Polanski, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

TIFF 2019: Bad Education, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Hearts and Bones

On three films from TIFF that all feature journalists, and that are all good!

Reveal Comments
comments powered by Disqus